Mission Statement

Community Support Services: Helping you achieve a healthy mind and body while supporting you to live and work in your community.

Vision Statement

Building communities of hope where mental and physical health are treated equally.

Our Work

Established in 1988, Community Support Services provides health care and hope for those living with severe and persistent mental illnesses in Summit County. Last year, CSS provided life-changing services to nearly 5,000 clients.

We embrace the recovery model by partnering with our clients to determine their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Recovery is the continuous process of empowering an individual so they may live a satisfying and contributing life.

CSS is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), which provides comprehensive, coordinated care for those with mental health and substance use disorders, regardless of their ability to pay, place of residence or age. The CCBHC approach to health care emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health integration.

CSS’s programs are accredited by CARF – an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that promotes quality, valuable services and outcomes of service that enhance the lives of the persons served.

Our Leadership

Executive Council
Robert Stokes President/CEO robert.stokes@cssbh.org
Kendrick Bashor, M.D Primary Care Medical Director kendrick.bashor@cssbh.org
Michael Gaffney, APR Director of Marketing and Development michael.gaffney@cssbh.org
Jon R. Garey, MSCIS Director of Information Technology jon.garey@cssbh.org
Cindy Johnson, R.N. Director of Nursing cindy.johnson@cssbh.org
Kimberly Meals, M.Ed., LPCC-S CCBHC Director and Compliance Officer kimberly.meals@cssbh.org
Linda F.R. Omobien, MA, LPCC-S, LSW, LICDC Director of Clinical Services linda.omobien@cssbh.org
Eileen Schwartz, M.D. Medical Director, Psychiatry eileen.schwartz@cssbh.org
Keith Stahl, MSW, LISW Director of Operations and Residential Services keith.stahl@cssbh.org
LoriLee Stein, EMBA Chief Financial Officer lorilee.stein@cssbh.org
Elizabeth Stewart, RHIA, CCS, CRCA, CSPPM Director of Primary Care and Health Integration elizabeth.stewart@cssbh.org
Douglas A. Wagner, MS, SPHR Director of Administration doug.wagner@cssbh.org
Board Officers
Paul Jackson, Esq. Chair President, Shareholder, Roetzel & Andress
Staci Nevels Vice Chair Founder, CEO, Journey4Heroes
Jon Novak Treasurer CFO, Jennings Heating & Cooling Co., Inc.
James Pianalto Secretary Consultant, D&J Pianalto Consulting LLC

Board Members
Katie Casenhiser Senior Manager, Development Programs and Events, Akron Art Museum
Craig Chaffinch Chief Financial Officer, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland
Martin Ganzer Director of Facilities, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Laura Jo Hawk, MaM, CFRM Adjunct Nonprofit Consultant, Health Giving & Go Philanthropy, Health Philanthropy Services Group, LLC
Jaime Iceman Director of Public Safety and Human Resources, City of Barberton
Matthew Longmire Business Development Associate, KO Consulting, LLC
Henry D. Lykes Jr. Founder/Executive Director, Houses of Hope for Adam and Eve
Jamie Messenger Program Administrator, Oriana House; Associate Executive Director, NAMI Summit County
Megan Minotti Marketing Manager, GOJO Industries, Inc.
Lesley Richard Director, Payer Marketing, Summacare
Christa Smith Supervisor, Payer Credentialing, Summa Health
Shaleeta Smith Director of Family Health, Summit County Public Health
Kurt Swanson Clinical Rehab Manager, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Joanna Tucker Account Executive, Ultimate Kronos Group
Honorary Directors
Karl Henley SeibertKeck Insurance
Karen Hrdlicka, MBA, LHNA Akron Community Foundation
Aaron Kurchev Sales and Operation Execution Manager, GOJO Industries
John Moulagiannis Owner, Paragram
Leslie Stoyer NAMI Summit County


Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report (PDF)

2021 Annual Report (PDF)

2020 Annual Report (PDF)

2019 Annual Report (PDF)

2016 Annual Report (PDF)

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF)

2013 Annual Report (PDF)

2012 Annual Report (PDF)

2011 Annual Report (PDF)

2010 Annual Report (PDF)

2009 Annual Report (PDF)

Quality Improvement Annual Reports

FY23 Annual Quality Improvement Report

FY22 Annual Quality Improvement Report

FY21 Annual Quality Improvement Report

FY19 Annual Quality Improvement Report


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"hope" mural on CSS building